HIST 3115-01 - American Women's History

Sections might include: America in the Age of Revolution; History of African-American Women; Women’s Issues in American History; The Women’s Suffrage Movement. This course examines the histories of women in the U.S., from the time of Europeans' first contact with the New World to the present. Students will explore how historical events and circumstances have shaped gender roles and the structure of family relationships, as well as the diversity of women's experiences as a result of differing cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic status. Students might focus on women's daily lives, their interactions with their families and other social institutions (e.g. government, religion, etc...), women's activism, and women's impact on sociopolitical structures in the United States, and in the world today. After consultation with their advisors, students may complete more than one of the sections listed under this title. Prerequisites: Some introductory level coursework in U.S. History is recommended but not required for this course. Critical reading skills and the ability to analyze and evaluate primary and secondary historical sources and produce written interpretations will be emphasized. This course was previously HIS-243254 U.S. Women's History: Lives and Voices.
Subject: History
General Education Area(s): American History
Dates: September 3, 2019 — December 13, 2019
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